Our Services

Counselling

We offer counselling across the developmental span for children, adolescents, adults, and families. We utilize evidence-based approaches, such as CBT, narrative, & play, to support a wide range of challenges, including: parent consultation; divorce; behaviour challenges; anxiety; depression; trauma; eating disorders; and support for veterans.

Infant Mental Health

Infant Mental Health is a highly specialized area of therapy which provides support for parents for a variety of concerns that they may have for their infant ages 0-5 years. This unique, evidence-based intervention utilizes the parent as the key facilitator of change for their infant utilizing videos of parent-child interactions. It deepens parent-child relationships and strengthens confidence.

Play Therapy

Play therapy provides the opportunity for children to work through challenges and negative experiences utilizing their natural language of learning—play. This approach naturally follows the child’s developmental age and stage. The professionals at Sand Story are then able to harness the child’s natural developmental trajectory to tailor the therapy to each child’s needs.

Workshops & Supervision

The Sand Story team are available for a wide range of trainings and workshops. Professional development training and parent workshops are tailored to the audience and topics are developed according to the needs of the host. These workshops have ranged from stand-alone one hour information sessions to multi-unit trainings offered internationally.

Autism Assessment

An autism assessment provides the psychological component of a multidisciplinary assessment to determine whether a child meets the diagnostic criteria for an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Psychoeducational Assessment

A Psychoeducational Assessment is a detailed assessment of a child/teen/adult's psychological and academic skills. These assessments are typically completed when students are feeling overly challenged in an academic area.

Family Law Assessments

When a family is going through separation or divorce, many parents have a difficult time agreeing on how to manage parenting time. A Section 211 Assessment or a Views of the Child Report can help inform families to resolve disputes.

Adoption Assessment

In international adoptions, many countries require a psychological assessment as part of the process to ensure that children are going to healthy and well-adjusted homes.

Our Team

Mr. Brett Harper
Office Manager

The Sand Story

Stories or narratives are the threads that weave our experiences, thoughts, and, dreams together. But most of all, stories are how we make sense of the relationships in our lives, both past and present. Stories become the fabric of how we see the world and how we experience it. Many of the children who come to counselling may tell their story in the sand tray, incorporating the symbols or figures that are meaningful to them. The child will tell their story this way many times, having control of how the story develops and how it ends, until they reach a place of growth, understanding, and/or acceptance. The beautiful thing about stories in the sand is, with a shake of the sand tray, the sand becomes smooth again to be built just the way the child needs it to be. For adults, the sand is metaphorical, whether they seek to improve the connections with their child or spouse, or need understanding or acceptance of the connections in their past, they can rework their story until they achieve the change they hoped for, or a sense of peace. My vision for Sand Story was to be a place that clients could come and feel connected and comfortable.  Each staff member has been chosen not just for their incredible talent, but also for their big hearts and their care for clients. I am so proud of this team who give their all working with a diverse range of clients. Whether it is a story of loss in counselling or a story of one’s abilities and struggles in an assessment, our clients’ bravery, heart, and tears continue to inspire us.

We look forward to connecting with you.

Deborah Bell

Connect with us

We’ve included several ways to contact Sand Story Psychology Services. Please give us a call, send an email, or simply fill out the form on this page. We generally will do a quick intake by phone first to ensure that we connect you with the best fitting professional here at Sand Story and determine if Telehealth is suitable to your goals, so please do leave your phone number if you are comfortable doing so. We’re looking forward to helping you meet your goals.

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